If you happen to be in a job you love, consider yourself lucky. While most of us dream of getting paid to do things we’re passionate about, that just doesn’t happen for many people. However, if video games are your hobby, you might be interested in knowing that Playstation is hiring people to play them all day long while getting paid for it.
- Of course, there is a slight catch. The job Playstation is hiring for is for a “localization tester.” It’s not immediately apparent what the job requirements would be for that position or what your responsibilities would be. However, you should know up front that you’d need to be fluent in either Arabic, Russian, or Brazilian Portuguese.
- You’ll need some other important skills as well. You’ll need to be good on grammar, spelling, and punctuation and you’ll need to be extremely meticulous and pay close attention to detail, so sloppy candidates need not apply. “Do you have a passion for languages and games? Do you enjoy finding linguistic mistakes in video games?” the listing reads. “Would you like to be part of an international team whose work has impact on players around the world? Then we would love to hear from you!”
- So what will you actually be doing? Your job would be to ensure that the audio and text in all of the video games you’re playing is in the correct place on the international versions, hence the need to be bilingual. Still, if you can speak one of those languages, you’re golden!
- This job may not be for everyone, but keep your eyes peeled. You never know, maybe Playstation will be advertising for a cool new job that more of us are qualified for and we can apply. If you are qualified, however, you should be prepared to take a translation test if you want to move on to the next stage.